§ Mr. CAIRNS
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that there are no orders for Newcastle and Blyth coal at present from Scandinavian ports; and can he state the reason?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
No information has reached me that there are no orders for Northumberland coal from Scandinavia. I understand, however, that there has been a distinct falling off in Scandinavian inquiries and orders owing to the heavy importations from America in recent months.